REACTION: Swindon boss admits the gulf between his side and Posh was huge

Tommy Wright, the assistant manager of struggling Swindon Town, admitted there was a gulf in standard between his side and promotion-chasing Posh.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 8:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 10th April 2021, 8:57 pm
Jonson Clarke-Harris (9) of Peterborough United celebrates scoring his goal against Swindon Town. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

The Robins slumped to next-to-bottom of League One after a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Darren Ferguson’s second-placed side. They travel to rock bottom Rochdale on Tuesday (April 13).

The winning margin would have been far greater, but for a strong of second-half saves from home ‘keeper Lee Camp and a penalty miss from Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Posh remained second behind leaders Hull City, but stretched their lead to five points over third-placed Sunderland. The Wearsiders play their game in hand on Posh at lowly Wigan on Tuesday.

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Wright told the Swindon Advertiser: “The gap between the sides was massive. Peterborough have scored a lot of goals this season, and you can see why, but we’re disappointed in the goals we conceded. The first two were schoolboy errors.

“We have to stop giving these poor, poor goals away. I don’t think teams have to work hard enough to score against us, and that’s the disappointing thing.

“We’re playing Peterborough, who have a great goal-scoring record, but their goals, they didn’t really have to work for them.

“For the first goal, we must have had eight players around the ball and he (Siriki Dembele) still gets a free run on goal. We have to cut that out. You don’t have to be Pep Guardiola to realise that.”

“But we started quite well, we had good possession of the ball, but it’s been a problem all season where we’ve conceded poor goals. We had men back for both goals in positions that didn’t seem to do a lot.

“We’re utterly disappointed with the goals we conceded, but we have to keep going because we’ve got a massive, massive game for us and for Rochdale on Tuesday.”

Dembele (2) and Jonson Clarke-Harris scored the Posh goals.